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How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Puerto Rico?

In order to get a medical cannabis card in Puerto Rico there are a few simple steps to follow. Listed below is a step-by-step guide for helping prospective medical cannabis patients get a medical marijuana card in Puerto Rico.

Step 1: Do you qualify?

To get a medical cannabis card in Puerto Rico you must meet these qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • MS (Multiple sclerosis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson
  • Anorexia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
  • Severe and chronic pain (e.g. arthritis, migraines, etc);
  • Severe nausea;
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Step 2: Find a medical cannabis doctor

Choose a medical marijuana doctor in Puerto Rico, then contact and schedule an appointment with the doctor to authorize the use of medical cannabis. You can also visit islandmedpr.com.

Step 3: Submit your application for a medical cannabis card

Fill-in all parts of the application, attach your doctor’s certification and proof of identity (a copy of a Puerto Rico driver’s license or valid Puerto Rico government ID). The application should be notarized and a $25 fee is required.

*If the patient is not able to get the treatment by himself, you can authorized a companion. Patients can have an authorized companion if their conditions  affects their mobility. Fill the application and read the instructions carefully. Your companion will have to provide additional information about himself. Click the link to download the application.

Step 4: Receive your card

If your application is approved, the Puerto Rico Health Department will send you a Patient’s Card which will have to be renewed every year.

Certified Doctors for Cannabis Recommendation

 Dr. Wilmer Lugo Ramírez

Adress:  # 170 Avenida Font Humacao PR 00791

Tel (787)285-5558

Office Hours:

Monday and Friday:  9:00am- 5:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday:  9:00am- 12:00pm

Wednesday:  de 8:30am a 3:30pm

Closed for lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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